38 Facts About Bruce Springsteen

1. Bruce Springsteen has won 20 Grammy Awards out of 50 nominations.

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2. Bruce Springsteen was out riding his motorcycle on November 11, 2016 when it broke down and he was stranded alongside the road.

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3. Bruce Springsteen is an activist for LGBT rights and has spoken out many times as a strong supporter of gay marriage.

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4. Bruce Springsteen liked her voice and after the performance, introduced himself to her.

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5. On his 2012 album, Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen incorporated a variety of styles, including folk, gospel, and even hip-hop, with a rap in the song "Rocky Ground".

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6. Bruce Springsteen initially compressed the sound and developed Darkness on the Edge of Town just as straightforward as concise musical idiom, for the simple riffs, rock guitar solos and clearly recognizable song structures are dominant.

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7. Bruce Springsteen draws on many musical influences from the reservoir of traditional American popular music, folk, blues and country.

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8. Bruce Springsteen is taking a break after his Broadway run and various recording projects.

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9. On December 2, 2018, Bruce Springsteen announced that new music was on the way but the E Street Band would not be touring in 2019.

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10. On November 22, 2016, Bruce Springsteen was presented—along with twenty other recipients—the Presidential Medal of Freedom award by Barack Obama.

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11. Bruce Springsteen supported Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign by performing an acoustic set of "Thunder Road", "Long Walk Home" and "Dancing in the Dark" at a rally in Philadelphia on November 7, 2016.

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12. Bruce Springsteen began the final leg of The River 2016 Tour on August 23, 2016, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey where he performed for 3 hours and 52 minutes making it at the time the longest show he had ever performed in the United States.

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13. Bruce Springsteen announced he would promote his autobiography with a seventeen date book tour from September to December 2016.

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14. Bruce Springsteen said "the project I've been working on is more of a solo project.

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15. In November 2014, Bruce Springsteen announced that he would be opening the Bruce Springsteen Archives and will release live concerts from throughout his career including many shows which fans consider to be among his most essential performances and that were only previously available through bootlegs.

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16. Bruce Springsteen made his acting debut in the final episode of Season 3 of Van Zandt's show Lilyhammer, which was named "Loose Ends", after a Springsteen song on his album Tracks.

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17. Bruce Springsteen released a short film for the song "Hunter of Invisible Game" on July 9, 2014 through his website.

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18. Bruce Springsteen released his eighteenth studio album, High Hopes, on January 14, 2014.

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19. In October 2013, Bruce Springsteen posted a letter on his website thanking fans of all ages for their support throughout the Wrecking Ball World Tour.

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20. Bruce Springsteen was replaced by guitarist Tom Morello for the leg.

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21. Bruce Springsteen was honored with the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year award in recognition of his creative accomplishments as well as his charitable work and philanthropic activities.

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22. Bruce Springsteen was among a host of musicians who voiced extensive criticism regarding the merging of Ticketmaster with Live Nation, saying "the one thing that would make the current ticket situation even worse for the fan than it is would be Ticketmaster and Live Nation coming up with a single system, thereby returning us to a near monopoly situation in music ticketing.

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23. Bruce Springsteen ended the remark "while I am the president, he is the Boss".

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24. Bruce Springsteen was the musical opener for the Obama Inaugural Celebration on January 18, 2009, which was attended by over 400,000 people.

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25. On January 11, 2009, Bruce Springsteen won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for "The Wrestler", from the Darren Aronofsky film by the same name.

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26. In 2002, Bruce Springsteen released his first studio effort with the full band in 18 years, The Rising, produced by Brendan O'Brien.

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27. Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 by Bono, a favor he returned in 2005.

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28. On July 19, 1988, Bruce Springsteen held a concert in East Germany that attracted 300,000 spectators.

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29. Bruce Springsteen concerts are the subjects of frequent bootleg recording and trading among fans.

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30. Bruce Springsteen played on the "We Are the World" song and album in 1985.

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31. Bruce Springsteen turned down several million dollars offered by the Chrysler Corporation to use "Born in the USA.

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32. Bruce Springsteen was signed to Columbia Records in 1972 by Clive Davis, after having initially piqued the interest of John Hammond, who had signed Bob Dylan to the same label a decade earlier.

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33. Bruce Springsteen has made many surprise appearances at The Stone Pony and other shore nightclubs over the years.

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34. Bruce Springsteen became interested in being involved in music himself when, in 1956 and 1957, at the age of seven, he saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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35. Bruce Springsteen said his mother, Adele Ann, a legal secretary and of Italian ancestry, was the main breadwinner.

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36. Bruce Springsteen was brought home from the hospital to Freehold Borough where he spent his childhood.

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37. In 2009, Bruce Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year, and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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38. Bruce Springsteen has recorded both rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works.

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